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An Update from Lowndes CEO & President: A New Kind of Business as Usual

March 20, 2020

As the incidence and impact of COVID-19 continues to rise, we would like to update you on the additional measures we are taking as a firm to ensure the well-being of our clients, our employees, and our community.

Following recommendations from the CDC, other public health organizations and local authorities, the vast majority of Lowndes employees are working remotely for the foreseeable future. While we are not aware of any active COVID-19 cases in our offices or among firm members or their families, we taking this proactive step to protect our people and do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Although we will be working remotely, the firm remains fully operational and committed to meet clients’ needs. A small team of essential staff will remain at our office to assure that we promptly handle physical mail and other tasks that require in-person attention. Remote employees have the same access to electronic mail, the telephone system, and electronic files as if they were physically in the office. Importantly, all work done remotely is managed and protected under the same secure infrastructure and safeguards as are in place in the office.

Our website will remain a resource both for updates relating to our operations, COVID-19, and other helpful information. Please don’t hesitate to contact your Lowndes attorney with any questions or concerns.

While we may not be able to greet each other in person in the coming weeks, we wish you, your colleagues and your families the best during these challenging times.

Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in us.

Be safe and be well,

William T. Dymond, Jr.
CEO & President


Bill Dymond is the president, chief executive officer, and managing partner of Lowndes. A recognized leader in his field, Bill advises clients on a broad range of real estate and business matters, with a particular focus on the hotel, resort and leisure industry.

Named to Florida Trend’s annual list of most influential business leaders for years, Bill is a member of the firm’s Hospitality & Leisure Group, which has handled over $30 billion in real estate transactions throughout Central Florida, the United States, and Canada. With almost 40 years of experience in real estate acquisition, finance and development, Bill provides comprehensive guidance on the unique challenges faced by clients in this ever-changing and highly competitive sector. He advises hotel and resort owners in connection with all aspects of their business, including development, operating agreements, licensing, franchising, lodging and financing matters. He also serves as general counsel to Visit Orlando, the region’s convention and visitor’s bureau.

Equally passionate about working with clients in the sports and entertainment arena, Bill is well-known for helping to make Central Florida a destination for high-profile sporting events. A skilled negotiator, he is frequently relied upon by sports and entertainment clients to handle high-stakes agreements. His successful negotiation of multi-year television agreements with ABC and ESPN secured national broadcast exposure for Florida Citrus Sports and its two annual bowl games at Camping World Stadium. He also leads negotiation of team selection agreements for the organization’s college bowl games with the Big 10, SEC, ACC and Big 12 conferences. A longtime advocate for Camping World Stadium, he played a key role in its renovation and related funding.

Bill’s commitment to the community is reflected through his countless hours of service and leadership at numerous Central Florida organizations. He is a founding board member of Lift Orlando, a nonprofit working to revitalize neighborhoods around Camping World Stadium. Bill also currently serves on the executive committee and board of directors of the Orlando Economic Partnership. He is also a past chair of the CRA Advisory Board, the Downtown Development Board for the City of Orlando, Florida Citrus Sports, the Orlando Economic Partnership, and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.

At the state level, Bill is an active member of the Florida Council of 100 and has served as a board member and executive committee member of both Enterprise Florida and Space Florida. During his six-year gubernatorial appointment as Space Florida Chair, he led the organization’s partnership with NASA, local and state governments, and the private sector in operating Florida’s two spaceports, greatly expanding the state’s ability to dominate the growing commercial space market and create jobs in this unique sector.

With his many leadership roles at the local and state level, Bill has developed a broad network of collaborative relationships throughout Florida that brings added value to his clients in their pursuits.

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